Cherundolo faces surgery for the second time on eight weeks.
Hannover and the USA national side received disheartening news on Monday, when it was revealed that Steve Cherundolo has suffered a major setback in his recovery from a left knee injury, meaning he faces knee surgery for the second time in eight weeks, his third knee surgery overall.
The Hannover captain has been ruled out indefinitely, forcing the club to look into bringing in reinforcements at right-back. Cherundolo last played for Hannover in May in a 3-0 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf, although he missed a large chunk of the spring due to the first knee surgery.
The 34 year-old right back hasn’t featured for the US national team since October 2012 due to his injuries, and will almost certainly miss the September World Cup qualifiers at Costa Rica and against Mexico, and it is unlikely he will make the October qualifiers either.
Cherundolo has been at Hannover 96 since 1999 and last season set Hannover’s record for Bundesliga appearances – he has made 368 appearances for the team, scoring seven goals. He also is a long standing servant of the USAMNT, winning 87 caps and scoring two goals, and participating in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups.